Re: Shiloh, by O. Edward Cunningham, edited by Drs. Joiner and Smith
- --- In email@example.com, "Art Bergeron"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Theodore P. Savas"
> <ted_savas@> wrote:
> >> Hope you are well. As I said, this was a theory. I didn't know
> > or EOC, but the person who told me this did. Knowing how thesestature
> > things work, it is hard to believe that if someone with the
> > of THW had recommended "Shiloh" for publication at any time,his
> > would have turned up their noses at the possibility. But, who
> > What are you working on these days?
> The story, as I heard it, was that Cunningham was advised during
> dissertation defense to do some revisions before he submitted thereaders,
> manuscript to a publisher. He left the defense and walked the
> manuscript over to LSU Press. The press submitted it to some
> who recommended changes, but Cunningham refused to make thoseof
> changes, so the manuscript did not get published. Apparently, he
> steadfastly refused to do any revisions throughout the remainder
> his life. I do not know what, if any, influence TWH had on theon
> decision of the press to stick by its recommendations for changes.
> Larry Hewitt and I are putting together several volumes of essays
> Confederate generals in the Western Theater. Most will be newpieces
> by various authors, although there will be a few reprints. Ifthese
> volumes are successful, we hope to do at least one on Confederate-------------
> generals in the Trans-Mississippi Theater.
Thanks fro that. An interesting story. I don't think we will ever
know for sure. As I was flipping through the book at the Shiloh
field a few weeks ago, it struck me how sad it was that someone of
his obvious caliber did not produce more work.
Tell Larry hi for me. We slip past one another here and there, and
never seem to hook up (I am sure it is my fault--I get swamped and
forgetful). Your project sounds interesting, and I recall now that
he had told me about it a few months back. Keep me informed of its
I think it was 12 years ago that we smoked cigars and drank some
beer together in Hammond, LA. Far too long.